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You can now search for field school opportunities through the AnthroGuide database! 


The following is a list of field school opportunities. The American Anthropological Association does not advocate for or against these institutions, but merely supplies information. Contact Lauryl Zenobi, AAA's AnthroGuide coordinator to discuss options for promoting your school. 


Huari-Ancash Bio-Archaeological Research Project Field School 2017 aims to learn of the lifestyle of the prehispanic population in Peru Highlands. The project revolves around funeral aspects and ancestral cults, and is supported by Instituto de Estudios Huarinos under direction of Bebel Ibarra Asencios, Researcher of Department of Anthropology at Tulane University.

The NAPA-OT Field School in Guatemala nurtures leaders in medical and applied anthropology and occupational therapy to promote social justice. Enrollment for the 2017 session is now open! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through February 1, 2017. Apply online.  

The Balkan Heritage Field School promotes practical education in the field of archeology, history and art history of South-Eastern Europe. For more information about field school opportunities, email

Fieldschool for Ethnographic Sensibility
University of Alberta offers a Fieldschool for Ethnographic Sensibility in Belgrade, Serbia from May 29 – July 7, 2017. The Fieldschool is aimed at anthropologists who want to develop their ethnographic sensibility with the particular focus on non-verbal, embodied patterns of everyday life, artists who want to explore the convergences between ethnographic and artistic training, and designers, architects, urban-planners and others interested in engaging with their practice in a culturally sensitive way. For more information contact Marko Zivkovic,

Climate and Culture Change in the Andes: Internship Opportunity/Field Training. The Center for Social Well Being’s is offering a Winter Interim Session December 28th 2016 through January 12th 2017. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing projects in local agricultural communities to develop effective interactive field abilities and language skills. Deadline to apply is November 30th. Email to apply.

Aditu Mortuary Archaeological Field School is a three week course spent excavating the Medieval sanctuary of San Miguel in Excelsis is located in Western Navarre, in the municipality of Uharte-Arakil. Students will learn about skeletal anatomy, mortuary excavation practices, and the regional archaeology. For further information and enquiries send an email to Aditu Archaeology at

Caherconnell Archaeology Field School provides unforgettable archaeological experiences within the unique Burren region in Western Ireland, in partnership with the National University of Ireland in Galway.

OSEA — The Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology (since 2004) offers ethnography field school for undergraduates, graduate students and post-degree non-students.  OSEA offers Four and Six Week summer programs and an Intensive Maya Language Immersion program (FLAS eligible). Please contact Prof. Quetzil Castañeda for more information Visit our website for information and our Facebook page for photos, student research, videos and current news.

The Institute for Field Research (IFR) offers dozens of archaeology field schools across the world.  IFR field schools are intensive research-based programs, where students are part of research projects.  IFR field schools are annually peer-reviewed by leading scholars in the field.

The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology Offered through the National University of Ireland, Galway, this is the only archaeological field school singularly focused on Ireland's prehistory.

Archaeology Fieldwork 

Archaeology Field School and Volunteer Directory  Searchable by city, state, country, and region.  

Passport in Time A volunteer program of the USDA Forest Service.

Shovelbums The archaeology and CRM professional's resource for jobs, news and gear + new international field schools directory.

Center for American Archaeology Offers variety of programs for all ages.

Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History   offers four weeks of intensive training in seminars and hands-on workshops at the museum and at an off-site collections facility. Students are introduced to the scope of collections and their potential as data.  Students become acquainted with strategies for navigating museum systems, learn to select methods to examine and analyze museum specimens, and consider a range of theoretical issues that collections-based research may address. 

The School for Field Studies (SFS)  Provider of environmental field study abroad programs for American undergraduate students in Australia, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania and Turks & Caicos Islands.

Disclaimer: The America Anthropological Association does not advocate for or against these institutions, but merely supplies information.

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